Yi Shun Lai

Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu

Yi Shun Lai

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Author and editor Yi Shun Lai will talk about your bookshelves--yes, yours!--and give you some tips on what it means to be a well-rounded, diverse reader. When Lai set out to find a publisher for her novel Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu, she discovered the hidden pressures of publishing as a minority. Conversely, she took a hard look at her own bookshelves and has since been on a quest to read more diversely. Find out what she has learned. You can find out more resources here: https://readherlikeanopenbook.com/ http://readdiversebooks.com/ https://ayearofreadingtheworld.com/

Yi Shun Lai

Yi Shun Lai is a writer and editor living in the Bay Area. She provides coaching and consulting experiences to corporations and startups. She was also the fiction editor for the Los Angeles Review.

Not a Self-Help Book

Marty Wu, compulsive reader of advice manuals, would love to come across as a poised young advertising professional. Instead she trips over her own feet and blurts out inappropriate comments. The bulk of her brain matter, she decides, consists of gerbils "spinning madly in alternating directions.

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